49 New APIs: New Google APIs, Google Reader Replacement and Movement Tracking

Wendell Santos
Jun. 16 2013, 08:00AM EDT

This week we had 49 new APIs added to our API directory including a movement activity tracking application, online calendar service, cloud-based MySQL database, RSS reader service and image recognition service. We also covered an API to help keep crowdfunding safe and how to increase engagement with the Newsweaver API. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.

##CsC e-Sim##CsC e-Sim API: E-Sim is an online modern world simulation wherein the player becomes a citizen of one of 50 virtual countries. Players can take on a role such as soldier or business owner in order to affect the politics, economics, and military standing of their country.

##CsC is a developer group that has created an unofficial REST API for retrieving information from E-Sim. Available information relates to citizens, battles, markets, taxes, parties, military units, regions, and more.

Android: Netrunner Card DatabaseAndroid: Netrunner Card Database API: Android: Netrunner is a two-player card game set in a dystopian future. In each game, players take on the roles of a mega-corporation and a hacker battling for control of data. The Android: Netrunner Card Database is an online database of cards from the game. Users can search the site directly from the site's main page or programmatically using its API. The Netrunner API operates via REST calls issued in JSON and JSONP.

api.naveenapi.naveen API: The Naveen personal API allows users to get real-time data on Naveen from his manual data tracking, fuel band, jawbone, withings, fitbit, foursquare, and other apps. Users can query for sleep, weight, foot steps, fuel points, and checkins. The service requires a user to have a Twitter account for authentication then get a token. The API uses REST calls.

AvaTraderAvaTrader API: AvaFX is a forex trading platform that allows users to open practices accounts to try out trading risk-free, as well as trade with millisecond speed, 24-hour quotes for currencies, trading in CFDs, commodities, metals, and stock indices, leverage trading up to 200:1, and other financial operations. The AvaFX API allows users to integrate the AvaFX trade platform into third-party software. The API allows users to automate certain functions including: trade requests, stop-loss, take-profit, and order entry, access to trading history, access to current market data, and testing.

BackliftBacklift API: Backlift is a service that helps people create, build, and manage websites and web applications. Backlift serves as the backend and management system for web applications.

The Backlift API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Backlift with other applications and create new applications. Some example API methods include retrieving data, sending data, and managing account information.

BERG Cloud Little Printer PublicationsBERG Cloud Little Printer Publications API: Little Printer is a miniature printer that is designed to print a specific type of small-sized publication. These publications can cover any number of topics and can be personal or generic, finite or ongoing. They could deliver a daily sudoku puzzle, notify the subscriber of train delays, or provide a recipe of the week. People can subscribe to their favorite publications and choose a time of day to have all of their subscriptions printed at once, like a miniature newspaper.

The Little Printer Publications API allows users to retrieve information and samples for a given publication. If necessary, it also allows them to input information to customize the publication or authenticate with a third party for access.

BookerBooker API: Booker is an online platform that allows companies and service providers to offer online booking for appointments, reservations, and other services.

The Booker API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Booker with other applications. Public documentation is not available; API access comes with account service.

Btc.toBtc.to API: Btc.co allows users to shorten bitcoin addresses. This service was designed because the entry of bitcoin address into mobile devices and other places can be difficult to perform due the length of the address. The shortener aims to make them easier to remember and easier to use. The Btc.co API allows users to submit a bitcoin address and receive back a shortened address. The service uses REST calls.

BTCDataBTCData API: BTCData monitors and records all Bitcoin transactions and public payment addresses used in transactions. Developers can retrieve information and statistics on Bitcoin transactions programmatically using the RESTful BTCData API. This can be used to get information on whether a transaction has confirmed, whether someone has sent the user a payment recently, the total amount of Bitcoins paid to a given address, and more.

CameraTagCameraTag API: CameraTag is a service that lets developers give their websites the ability to record videos from visitors' webcams. This is accomplished by using a single line of JavaScript code to embed the non-branded CameraTag recorder. Recordings are done in HD, and developers can choose their preferred recording format. The HTML interface is fully customizable, and CameraTag handles video streaming, thumbnail generation, and transcoding for the developer.

Close.ioClose.io API: Close.io is a sales communication application. Close.io helps salespeople and sales teams keep track of their sales calls and emails and engage with their customers, clients, and leads in one application.

The Close.io API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Close.io with other applications. Some example API methods include retrieving leads and contacts, searching, and managing contact information.

CoinCardCoinCard API: CoinCard is a service that allows users to submit Bitcoins and receive giftcards in return. The CoinCard API can convert Bitcoins into giftcards and allows users to structure requests to include the type of giftcard, the card amount, the currency to put the card in, the email to send the giftcard to, and a test run. The API uses REST calls and returns JSON.

ConverserConverser API: Converser is a service that allows brands and companies to engage with their customers and audiences and aggregate all of the data on their customers in one place.

The Converser API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Converser with other applications. Some example API methods include retrieving contact info, managing account and contact information, and searching.

CoolTradeCoolTrade API: CoolTrade is a robotic stock trading service that allows traders, individual investors, software developers, and black-box algorithmic traders to automate trading. The CoolTrade API is accessible through REST calls or DDE. The API allows users to submit orders, add watch lists, check indicators, view account information, and other calls.

Copy.comCopy.com API: Copy is a cloud-based file storage and sharing service. Users can access their files from anywhere, including on mobile devices, and still keep all of their files synced. Copy users can share their files publicly or privately and are able to decide whether to let viewers sync shared content to their computers or just view it online. Copy is also designed for use by companies. It comes with user and group management functions to help maintain control of proprietary content and company data.

Copy has a RESTful API that is currently in closed Beta. Any applications built with the API in its current form will probably break by the time the API becomes stable.

Creative MarketCreative Market API: Creative Market is an online marketplace for digital goods. Creative Market allows people to create shops and buy and sell digital goods such as fonts, UI kits, and other digital assets.

The Creative Market API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Creative Market with other applications. Public documentation is not available; interested developers should sign up here: https://creativemarket.com/platform/api.

CrowdBouncerCrowdBouncer API: CrowdBouncer is a service that's designed to bring equity crowdfunding portals into compliance with the JOBS Act and to provide backend closing services. While many of CrowdBouncer's resources are ready for implementation, some are still waiting on the finalization of rules by the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission). Crowdbouncer's functions are accessible programmatically using REST calls in XML or JSON.

Customer.ioCustomer.io API: Customer.io helps businesses effectively reach and maintain customers through improved email campaigns. The Customer.io API allows developers to integrate with Customer.io through a RESTful interface. In addition to managing customer profiles, the API allows 3rd party applications to send behavioral events to customer.io. This write-only API supports HTTPS POST calls and requires an API Key.

EmailifiedEmailified API: Emailified is an email append and email verification solution utilizing proprietary software and human review based solution that delivers match rates for B2B marketing lists and sales lists. Emailified helps marketers in appending email addresses, acquiring missing email address, reverse email appending data to contacts, verifying email addresses and more to ensure that email addresses are accurate, current and deliverable. An account is required to use the service. API documentation is available with the service.

FramebaseFramebase API: Framebase makes it easier to include and maintain videos in applications by taking care of transcoding, compatibility, and other such issues. Framebase enables end-users to record videos from inside their browsers or upload videos from their computers. Framebase supports uploads in all major file formats and can play videos on all browsers and devices. The Framebase API allows developers to do highly-customized integrations with the service as well as manage their videos.

FusebillFusebill API: Fusebill is an online platform for billing, payments, and subscription plans for recurring payments. Fusebill offers automation for invoicing and receiving payments.

The Fusebill API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Fusebill with other applications. Public documentation is not available; interested developers should email sales@fusebill.com for more information.

Google CalDAVGoogle CalDAV API: CalDAV is an open standard Google developed for accessing calendar data all across the internet. The Google CalDAV API uses this standard to grant users programmatic access to Google Calendar contents. The API lets client applications create, edit, delete, and search for calendar events using REST calls issued in JSON format. The Google CalDAV API has been integrated with the Google APIs Console so that developers can add it to their projects simply by enabling it on the Console.

Google CardDAVGoogle CardDAV API: CardDAV is an open standard that Google developed for accessing contact information all across the internet. The Google CardDAV API uses the CardDAV protocol to let users view and manage the contacts stored in their Google accounts programmatically. The API allows client applications to create, edit, delete, and search the user's contacts using REST calls. The Google CardDAV API has been integrated with the Google APIs Console so that developers can add it to their projects simply by enabling it on the Console.

Google Cloud SQLGoogle Cloud SQL API: Google Cloud SQL provides a cloud-based MySQL database that is recommended for small- and medium-sized applications. It offers the same abilities and functions as MySQL along with some additional features. The RESTful Google Cloud SQL API provides methods for working with instances and retrieving information. The API can be used to create, delete, restart, and restore instances as well as import and export databases. Users can also get information on instances and backup runs along with lists of project instances and available tiers of service.

Gravity R&D RecommendationGravity R&D Recommendation API: Gravity Rock Solid Recommendations enables customers to increase revenues by providing personalized recommendations to their user base. The Gravity API allows developers to integrate Gravity’s recommendation engine, which consists of three main tasks: user tracking, item catalog import, and displaying recommendation. The API is accessible via both REST and SOAP protocol.

Heap AnalyticsHeap Analytics API: Heap Analytics is a service that automatically gathers information on users and user behavior on websites. Heap Analytics collects user data and user behavior data such as page views, click throughs, and form submissions.

The Heap Analytics API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Heap Analytics with other applications. Some example API methods include returning data, managing account information, and running data reports.

HoldsportHoldsport API: Holdsport is a German website that helps coaches and organizations manage teams and clubs for all kinds of sports. The site provides useful tools like an online calendar, a registration and dues collection system, and a free texting service that lets coaches contact all of their players at once. Holdsport can also be used to keep track of players' contact information and game statistics. Additionally, people can buy sportswear and gear made by companies like Hummel through the website.

Users can interact with the site's functions programmatically via REST API. Although the Holdsport API documentation is provided in English, the Holdsport website is given solely in German.

ItaScanItaScan API: ItaScan is a website that lets users read manga that have been scanned and translated (aka "scanlations") for free. They provide a large archive of Italian-language manga scans, all of which can be viewed without registering with the site. Developers can retrieve information on manga chapters and download their images in ZIP format using the ItaScan API. This service uses REST calls and returns information in JSON format. The ItaScan website and API documentation are provided solely in Italian.

MovesMoves API: Moves is an application for mobile phones that allows users to automatically record their movements throughout the day. Moves uses data and sensors from smart phones to record how much the user moves throughout the day.

The Moves API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Moves with other applications and to create new applications. Some example API methods include retrieving data, managing accounts, and sending data.

NameChkNameChk API: NameChk is a web service allowing users to easily check the availability of a desired or branded username or vanity URL on dozens of social networking and social bookmarking sites. The NameChk API provides developer access to this service, as well as the ability to return a list of available domain names that closely match the specified username. The API is authenticated using OAuth. All calls are JSONP enabled.

NewsweaverNewsweaver API: Newsweaver is communications software designed to help create, deliver, and track communications campaigns. It can be used as either internal communications software or email marketing software. As internal communications software, it allows users to push messages across multiple teams, departments, and regions in order to improve employee engagement and create a consistent corporate brand. As email marketing software, it helps users engage with their audience using tools like multi-page newsletters, templates, and analytics services.

Newsweaver provides a RESTful API for accessing its functions and information. This information can be retrieved in the form of XML-formatted documents that contain links to related resources.

OcutagOcutag API: Ocutag enables phone apps to recognize static images like posters, magazines, or product packaging and then direct the viewer to associated online content, eliminating the need for a QR code. It does this by allowing developers to integrate Ricoh Visual Search technology into their apps. The Ocutag API allows users to access a collection of identifiable images and to use the image recognition service.

Paris IsParis Is API: The Paris Is API allows users to access the data made available through Paris Connect, which is the log-on portal for the Paris website. This is the official website for the city of Paris, France. The site provides all sorts of information on the city, including information on public transportation, cultural events, museums, wifi hotspots, education, urban planning, parks, and more.

The Paris website and API documentation are provided solely in French.

PebblePebble API: Pebble is a smart wristwatch, enabled with Bluetooth technology that can connect to smartphones.

The Pebble API and SDK allow developers to create applications for Pebble alone or for Pebble to connect with smartphones. Some example API functions include sending and receiving text and images, managing account information, and sending and retrieving data.

RChilliRChilli API: RChilli is a resume parsing service that is designed to identify key information and determine the value of each resume. It can extract more than 37 fields of data from resumes in DOC, DOCX, RTF, PDF, TXT, and HTML formats. The service is designed for integration with websites, databases, email, and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. Depending on the type of integration desired, developers may be able to use REST calls, SOAP calls, or both.

Reader.isReader.is API: Reader.is is an RSS reader designed to take the place of Google Reader when it shuts down. The main difference between Reader.is and other Google Reader alternatives is that it is not dependent on the Google API. At the moment, it is very simple and only supports RSS. In the near future, Reader.is will also support Atom, Google Reader import, read article tracking, sharing options, and Facebook login. Developers can use the Reader.is API to access feeds and integrate Reader.is into other applications.

RealPhoneValidationRealPhoneValidation API: RealPhoneValidation is a phone number validation service. They advertise their accuracy at 98% or greater with a money-back guarantee should they fail to deliver. Users pay per validation rather than paying a monthly fee or for a contract. Users can validate phone numbers programmatically using the RealPhoneValidation API, which uses RESTful calls. This method takes between 10 seconds and 2 minutes to process a phone number.

SchmapSchmap API: Schmap is a service that allows companies and brands to connect with audiences and customers on Twitter. Schmap provides data about Twitter users for targeting.

The Schmap API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Schmap with other applications. The Schmap API returns data on Twitter users. Public documentation is not available; interested developers should email inquiries@schmap.com for more information.

SenddrSenddr API: Senddr is an online platform that allows users to create, send, manage, and share invoices across multiple applications. Users can send and receive purchasing invoices with Senddr.

The Senddr API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Senddr with other applications. Public documentation is not available; interested developers should contact partners@senddr.com for more information.

SendicateSendicate API: Sendicate is an email marketing application. Sendicate allows users to create and send email marketing campaigns and track data on opens and clicks.

The Sendicate API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Sendicate with other applications. Some example API methods include retrieving contact lists, sending campaigns, and managing account information.

T Dispatch PassengersT Dispatch Passengers API: T Dispatch is a tax and fleet management service that includes automatic dispatching, VOiP caller ID, online booking, and other services. The T Dispatch Passenger API allows users access to receive pick-up locations, drop off points and passenger details. The API is open to customize and can integrate with other software including a booking app or website, a CRM, a database or quotation website. An account is required with service.

TitoTito API: Tito is an event ticket sales management applications. Event planners and managers can use Tito to manage ticket sales for their events.

The Tito API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Tito with other applications. Public documentation is not available; interested developers should contact support@tito.io for more information.

TPP WholesaleTPP Wholesale API: TPP Wholesale is an Australian domain and hosting wholesaler that offers resellers services such as domain names, cloud and cPanel web hosting, e-mail hosting and SSL certificates. The TPP Wholesale API allows developers to automate all aspects of managing domain names, cloud reseller hosting, and user accounts. The API accepts HTTP GET/POST calls.

TraderyTradery API: Tradery is a site for developing environments for the creation, trial, and implementation of trading systems. The service provides position sizing options, over 130 technical indicators, stock screeners, back testers, and many other features. The Tradery API allows provides users with the ability to integrate with third party sites, automate trader sessions, do trade system optimization, forward analysis, automate brokerage account trading, and other functions. An account is required with service, and the API uses REST calls.

TradeWexTradeWex API: Wolverine Executions Services (WEX) provides a trading platform for users to securely and anonymously trade options, futures, and equities through a electronic trading platform, floor access, brokerage desks, or algorithms. The WEX API allows users to place orders manage positions, and create complex trading strategies. The API uses the FIX protocol for secure financial transactions. An account is required with service.

TreatyTreaty API: Treaty lets developers add real-time collaboration services to their applications and websites. These services use an encrypted connection in order to protect users' information. Treaty can be integrated seamlessly with a site or app using a few lines of JavaScript code. Treaty has been found to work with the latest versions of most popular web browsers.

UnleashedUnleashed API: Unleashed is an online inventory management service for businesses of all sizes. It is designed to help manage suppliers, purchases, shipments, consignment stock, locations, warehouses, production, and sales through multiple channels. Unleashed can be integrated with other systems using its RESTful API. The API is currently in Beta and is being continually updated and improved upon.

VizuVizu API: Vizu, a Nielsen company, allows brands and companies to gather real-time information about their customers and audiences. Vizu offers tools to measure and track digital brand advertising.

The Vizu API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality and data of Vizu with other applications. Public documentation is not available; API access comes with account service.

WowzerWowzer API: Wowzer is a video interview application. Wowzer offers video interviewing tools and platform for companies to interview job candidates over video.

The Wowzer API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Wowzer with other applications. Some example API methods include viewing applications, retrieving candidate information, and managing account information.

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